Author

John Tu

Date of Award

Spring 4-8-2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Project Management

First Advisor

Stephen Onu

Abstract

Business and business processes never cease to change, and this is especially true with today’s accelerating pace of changing business environment. Executives and project teams in both traditional and Agile organizations across industries have been increasingly motivated to find a flexible project management methodology that can work well and can be readily customized in the context of each of their own organization.

This thesis seeks to first abstract the concept and practices of the Agile methodology by examining the hallmarks of both traditional and Agile project management through comparison. It then constructs a contextualized model by identifying key characteristics of a project team and analyzes the most relevant factors that help determine specific Agile practices to adopt. The end goal is to identify an effective and flexible project methodology that business process transformation project teams can use to build or enhance their operating models.

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